Drug buy goes bad — customer’s car stolen


A 17-year-old Evanston resident is in the county juvenile detention center after he allegedly stole a car from a Skokie man who'd hoped to buy drugs from him.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says a 19-year-old Skokie man went to an alley in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue about 1 a.m. Tuesday hoping to buy some cannabis. But he was confronted by two subjects, one armed with a silver handgun, who made him turn over the $40 he'd planned to use to buy the drugs, his cell phone and the keys to his car, which was parked in the 500 block of Howard Street.

Police recovered the man's car an hour later in the 100 block of Clyde and arrested a juvenile shortly before noon the next day who they believe was the gunman in the holdup. He's now been charged with one count of aggravated robbery. Dugan says detectives are still working to catch the second robber and recover the gun used in the incident.

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